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Jackson 9.0

    photography by Alison Frank   The last time I sat down to write, I could hear beautiful noises from across the hall. You were in your room, making crashing and exploding sounds

Complete. Fools.

photo by Alison Frank Photography   It isn't lost on this sign-seeking girl that Autism Awareness Month begins on a day dedicated to pranks. Joke's on me; I get it- I'm the fool.

Autism’s Middle Age

Boy oh boy, was ten fantastic.  I want to say it was J.R.'s best year.  He blossomed socially, trudged through academically, and held it together mentally. Professionals (okay, his teachers, who I bribe) even threw

Because of Sadness

  Once again, thanks to John Lasseter, I’ve left a Disney Pixar film- reeling (pardon the pun). I’ve been crying my eyes out for the past hour and forty-two minutes and I’m not sure if

I Funny Valentine

  I can picture it like it was yesterday. I returned home from receiving (but most definitely not processing) J.R.’s autism diagnosis to find a package at my door. With my infant car seat carrier

New Year, Same Kid

If you’re a mom like me with young kids at home, you can’t even think about New Year’s Resolutions until the sweet sound of the school (late) bell chimes. Today, Tuesday, was my January 2nd, having

Louse-y Parenting

  Last weekend was supposed to be mine.  Every drop of it.  My charity was honored at a wonderful women's event on Friday night, and I knew how spent I'd feel afterward: a chick like

Why Me?

We all have those moments (ok sometimes minutes or hours or days) when we ask ourselves “Why me?”  Sometimes the question comes in the form of “@*%& WHY ME???!!!!!!!” and I totally get that.  My

No Words

Naoki Higashida If I count how many times someone has offered me a book about autism or a mom’s "journey" to cure her child’s autism, I can count how many times I’ve wanted

Wait for it…

On a scale of 1-10? Worst possible wait. Last weekend my son J.R. broke his arm in two places.   He lost his footing climbing on the playground, and the result was deformity that

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